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South Carolina will advance against a senior offensive lineman.
Zack Bailey has broken his fibula and will likely miss the team's bowl game, head coach Will Muschamp said. He said it was not good, but the injury could have been much worse, since the fibula is not a weight-bearing bone.
"That's a good thing at the end of the day," Muschamp said, adding that it will not be a catastrophic injury to Bailey's future career.
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Bailey broke the last third-tier game at his last home game in his four-year career. Bailey started 37 games throughout his career at every position on the line.
"It's unfortunate, you hate seeing your last game end up here," said Jake Bentley. "He does not want to get hurt, he's a key player for us and has a lot of offensive experience, and he'll definitely miss him."
Keisean Nixon has a shoulder injury that limits him Some of them this season and Keir Thomas missed the game on Saturday with an ankle injury. Thomas is expected back for the bowl game.
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Shi Smith missed Saturday's game with some downfalls that arrived on Wednesday this week, and the employees did not feel well about taking him out against Akron to have.
Jaycee Horn did not play in his second game in a row with a side ankle sprain he suffered against Chattanooga, but Muschamp said the real freshman should not be much longer.
In its place, Israel Mukuamu played a lot of safety Saturday and Steven Montac slipped to Nickel.
"If we played next week, he would play," Muschamp von Horn said. "He tried it out in Clemson and just did not feel good about it, then we were in pain and we felt good when we got into the lineup today."
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Bryson Allen-Williams, DJ Wonnum and Jaylin Dickerson are all out of the tournament today, but they are most likely back in the bowl game. J.T. Ibe and Nick Harvey are also out of the game today.
The Gamecocks (7-5) defeated Akron 28-3 on Saturday.